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NHTSA's Policy on Automated Driving Systems Provides Guidance for Industry

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Many new motor vehicles have driver-assisting technologies that help drivers identify safety risks and make roads safer. Eventually, fully autonomous cars and trucks will become the norm. Originally published in MiMfg...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Winston Churchill and Fuel Economy Standards

So the Trump administration has formally proposed to roll back CAFE standards for model years beginning in 2021. And California has announced its intention to start separately enforcing its own standards if the federal...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

As Consumers Express Concerns Over Cybersecurity, Automakers and Public Officials Address Cybersecurity Strategy

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Issues of cybersecurity in vehicles are high on consumers’ list of concerns in buying new vehicles. It also impacts public perception of self-driving cars, with a 2017 Cox Automotive survey finding 40% of consumers expressed...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

DOT and EPA Release Proposal to Roll Back Obama-era Emissions Standards for Automobiles

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On August 2, 2018, the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) and the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued two related, proposed rulemakings, which together comprise...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Petition Summary: Certain Steel Wheels 12-16.5 Inches In Diameter From China

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On August 8, 2018, Petitioners Dexstar Wheel a Division of Americana Development, Inc. filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties and countervailing duties on imports of Certain Steel Wheels 12-16.5 Inches in...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

Trucking Industry Take Note: The Debate Over Side Underride Guards Pushes On

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Over the past few decades, legislators have been increasing their efforts to require the installation of underride guards to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries occurring when light duty vehicles collide with...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Trump Track: Are the Gasoline Wars About to Begin with California?

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On August 2, 2018, after many months of public rhetoric from the administration and the states, EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sought comment on a joint proposal to modify the Corporate Average...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

US EPA and DOT Proposal to Freeze Fuel Economy Standards for 2021-2026

On Thursday, August 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly proposed a rule to freeze the fuel...more

Hogan Lovells

NHTSA and EPA propose roll back of Obama-era car rules

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a joint notice of proposed rulemaking today, called the "Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

As Automation Expands, Driver Error Persists

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At this phase in the development of vehicle automation technologies, and underscored by the persistence of driver error, automakers, suppliers and retailers continue to face significant litigation risk. While many expect...more

Holland & Hart LLP

Self-Driving Cars: Are You In or Out?

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Autonomous vehicle testing and development continues to accelerate. Problems and setbacks, however, have delayed technology advancement and assessment, and influenced public perception of this new transportation mechanism....more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2018

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Focus - EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns under a cloud of ethics scandals - THE NEW YORK TIMES - Jul 5 Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has resigned after facing months of...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Vehicle Event Data Recorders

Event data recorders, also known as “black boxes” or “sensing diagnostic modules,” capture information such as the speed of a vehicle and the use of a safety belt. In the event of a collision this information can be used to...more

Clark Hill PLC

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 25

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Senate Floor. The Senate is schedule to finish its work this evening on the minibus appropriations bill, a three-bill spending package that includes Energy and Water...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Protecting IP, Finding Investors, Navigating Legislation Drive Discussion at Foley’s Emerging Automotive Technologies Program

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Fully connected and self-driving cars are here. Improvements to alternative energy sources for vehicles continue to advance at a rapid pace. The automotive industry is potentially facing dramatic new legal and regulatory...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Carrot or Stick: Strategies Successfully Encouraging EV Adoption

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In 2017, for the first time ever, Norway registered more electric and hybrid vehicles than traditional vehicles with internal combustion engines. Even in the United States, as of May Tesla’s Model 3 became the best selling...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

NTSB Preliminary Report Reminds That Driver Error Persists

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued its preliminary report concerning the March 18, 2018 incident in Tempe, Arizona in which a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

House Committee Considers Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Insurance Models

• Limited access to autonomous vehicle operations data remains a key barrier to insurance companies’ development of adaptive insurance policies. • Representatives from the insurance industry support federal regulation of...more

Buchalter

A Brief Guide to the Replica Motor Vehicle Exemption to Federal Safety Standards in the Face of Implementation Delays

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards normally prohibit a person from selling any motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment that does not comply with federal motor laws, including EPA emissions standards and FMVSS safety...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Cooperative Success in Changing the Autonomous Vehicle Legal Landscape

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Rumors flew as early as 2016 that Kitty Hawk, a three-year-old corporation backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, had entered the autonomous aerial vehicle space. This March, the world learned that the mysterious flying...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

[WEBINAR] Automated Vehicle Pilot Project Risks and Smart Infrastructure

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As pilot projects testing self-driving and connected vehicles continue to roll out across the country, new policy, liability and contractual issues arise — in addition to considerations around future "smart" infrastructure...more

McGuireWoods LLP

This Week in Congress: May 2018 #2

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The Senate convenes today at 3 p.m. The House returns Tuesday at noon. House - Farm Bill. The 2018 farm bill (H.R. 2) may land on the House floor for debate as early as Wednesday, May 16. ...more

Dickinson Wright

Current State of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

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All manner of news reports about autonomous vehicle (AV) and connected vehicle technologies have become ubiquitous. Reports about Silicon Valley upstarts Uber, Tesla and Waymo draw particular attention, some favorable (Waymo...more

Morgan Lewis

Truly Driverless Cars: California’s New Rules Permit Testing Without Drivers

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California was one of the first states to allow autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars) to be tested on public roads. On April 2, 2018, the state began allowing self-driving cars without a driver in the vehicle to be tested...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Future of the Automotive Sector in Europe, China and the United States

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Given the pace of change in the automotive industry and related technologies, combined with increasing regulatory scrutiny, what risks and challenges can the global automotive industry expect to deal with in 2018 and beyond...more

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